Ahlan wa Sahlan!
Amman, the capital of Jordan, has expanded from a quaint sleepy town to the bustling, multicultural metropolis it is today. As Jordan is deeply enmeshed in the international relations of the region, students may find no better place to study pressing Middle Eastern issues and Levantine Arabic.
Intensive coursework combined with daily interactions with host families help students at all levels increase their Arabic proficiency within a short period. There are 100 hours of Arabic language instruction per session, covering material usually presented in one semester on a U.S. campus. The Intensive Arabic Program is offered in two 4-week sessions, so students can choose to spend one or two months living and studying in Amman.
- Arabic: Blended Modern Standard & Colloquial Jordanian (6 credits)
- Classes meet five hours per day, five days per week
The Summer Intensive Arabic Program in Amman, Jordan offers Modern Standard Arabic in two 4-week sessions. Classes meet 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Each student will receive 100 hours of Arabic language instruction in each session, including both Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Arabic. One summer session covers the material usually presented in one semester on a U.S. campus. Students are given placement tests on arrival and placed in the level appropriate for their Arabic language proficiency.
Students on the Summer Intensive Program live in Amman, which is an ancient city facing distinct modern challenges, thus making it an exciting place to live and study. Students enrolled in AMIDEAST's Education Abroad Program have opportunities to study Arabic with some of the most respected language teachers in the region and to increase their Arabic acquisition through daily interactions with host families. In addition to academics, our students benefit from an on-site orientation, a truly knowledgeable Jordanian staff, an opportunity to become part of a Jordanian family, and organized excursions to exciting locations such as the great deserts and Biblical sites in Jordan.
Students will live with host families or shared apartments.
Ohio State Program Contact
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click on the coordinator link above to request one.
Courses and Credits
Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
- Be approved. Student may either select courses from the pre-approved course list or seek course approval via the credit evaluation process; students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
- Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
- Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
: Course approval, either via the pre-approved course list or completion of the credit evaluation process, does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students must consult their program provider regarding course availability and talk with their Ohio State academic advisor to ensure that approved course options are appropriate given their degree requirements. All students should have multiple back-up courses approved. Canceling participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy
Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797. Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.
Students can choose to participate in one or both of the four-week sessions. Each session will offer instruction in Colloquial Jordanian Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic. Classes will meet five hours per day, five days per week.
This program offers multiple sessions during the summer semester. While completing your OSU application, you will be asked to submit your intended session(s) and credit(s). The AMIDEAST Intensive Arabic in Amman, Jordan (Summer) offers the following options:
Session I (June 5 - July 3): 6 credits
Session II (July 3 - August 7): 6 credits
Session I + Session II (June 5 - August 7) 12 credits
Please refer to the AMIDEAST
program website for more detailed information.
Applicants are required to submit applications to both OIA (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page) and AMIDEAST by the Ohio State application deadline.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), be physically and emotionally prepared to spend time living in the Middle East/North Africa and be willing to adapt to a new, potentially challenging environment. Applicants must also meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements
and Conditions for Participation
. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.
Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov
Students will pay the AMIDEAST program fee and GeoBlue international insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third-party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2021. The AMIDEAST program fee includes tuition and room. The fee also includes board (meals) for those students living with a host family. If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification from OSU, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy
Students should begin researching funding opportunities
before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships
deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov
(travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel
(pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria
, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.